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I can feel a small hard pea sized lymph node under right arm

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I can feel a small hard pea sized lymph node under right arm pit.Nothing on the left side. Is this something I need to be concerned about? I am very slim so maybe it's easier to feel nodes in slim people?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
yes, it is easier to feel normal benign lymph nodes in the arm pit when you are thin
you have about 40-60 normal lymph nodes in your axilla and deep axilla which are there to help filter lymphatic fluid to help keep you healthy
some lymph nodes can become hard if they are irritated or pressed on
they can sometimes enlarge in size to help fight off infections.
you can show it to your doctor at next exam
it doesn't sound dangerous or cancerous at this point
let me know if you have questions.